The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy. This article is part of DNA/IDK , a semi-regular column exploring how genetic
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to yields.
Growing concerns about a possible nuclear war and other global threats have pushed forward the symbolic Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds - to just two minutes before midnight. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
(CNN) — Perhaps you run an apple under water for a moment before chomping down. Perhaps you give it a good rub on your shirt, or maybe you don't even remove the sticker before taking a bite. But chances
Farmers planted a new kind of seed on 25 million acres of soybean and cotton fields this year. Developed by Monsanto, the seeds, genetically modified to be resistant to a weed killer called dicamba, are
The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and
It's often a split-second decision. You're in the produce aisle, and those organic apples on display look nice. You like the idea of organic — but they're a few bucks extra. Ditto for the organic milk
A vexing problem facing health care systems throughout the world is how to share more medical data with more stakeholders for more purposes, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy.
(Image: Creative Commons) Can high levels of negative or unpleasant emotions cause brain damage? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by with
The following is an exclusive excerpt from my new book “The Armageddon Code: One Journalist’s Quest for End-Times Answers.” The content comes from chapter 15, which is titled, “Syria’s Current Unraveling
We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our not-too-thick
BEVERLY HILLS — Cecil the Lion isn't the only casualty in the animal world's race against extinction. Others have lost — and many more are losing. Discovery's Racing Extinction, which debuts Dec. 2 both
New research suggests that 130,000 species are gone forever. The sharp decline of land snail species in Hawaii may have frightening implications for the extinction rates of animals worldwide. A multinational